Disney Reveals 'Aladdin' Live Action Cast

Aladdin finds its lead actor in Jack Ryan actor, Will Smith to voice Genie

After news on difficulties of choosing the ideal actor, Disney completes the cast of the live action remake of its classic tale, "Aladdin".

Following a long wait, Disney revealed that Egyptian Canadian Mena Massoud will take the leading role in the new live-action film Aladdin.

While Disney seemed to be struggling to find the actor who would interpret the hero of the film Aladdin, it seems that this problem is solved now!

The Little Mix singer was beaten to the punch by Naomi Scott, after over 2,000 auditions, according to Daily Edge. Fans thought they had the flawless actor for the role of Aladdin, while other didn't agree.

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Scott on the other hand was a star in the latest Power Rangers movie and also had a role in movies like The Martian, Terra Nova, and Disney movie Lemonade Mouth.

Will Smith has been cast to play Genie in the remake of Aladdin.

Guy Ritchie, who is directing the film, was previously urged to avoid "whitewashing" by fans after Tom Hardy was rumoured to be linked to a role in the film last month.

Massoud will play the title role in the film while Scott and Smith will be seen as Princess Jasmine and Genie respectively. Scott, who will portray Princess Jasmine, is born to a British actor and an Indian mother. On the first day, we learned a lot about the upcoming Disney and Pixar animated films. Dev Patel, Riz Ahmed were in the running but ultimately the role has been given to a relatively newbie in the industry, Mena Massoud. John August, whose credits include "Big Fish", wrote the new "Aladdin" script.

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